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Interoperability Engineer (Ground System) - GH

Office: Wright-Patterson AFB
Location: Dayton, OH
Job ID: S20-0504

JOB TITLE: Interoperability Engineer (Ground System) - GH


The Air Force Program Executive Officer for ISR & SOF (AFLCMC/WI) has the collective Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) mission responsibility for equipping ISR & SOF warfighters to dominate the battlespace. In order to meet current and projected workload requirements in support of AFLCMC/WI, the Government must augment its organic (military and civil service) capabilities within the Global Hawk Division (AFLCMC/WIG) with Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support.


  • Assist the government to perform engineering program execution functions to include the development, test and modification assessments of Directorate program systems (to include Air Vehicle, Ground Segment, payloads, and associated support equipment) with emphasis on the interoperability in the areas of Network Engineering, Communications Engineering, Sensor Engineering, ISR Enterprise Engineering and Systems Architecture Engineering
  • Utilize knowledge of various technical areas of current network architectures, of Global Information Grid (GIG) & Air Force Distribution Common Ground System Wide Area Network (WAN) implementation designs, DoD Information Assurance (IA) requirements relative to networking, layered protection methods against cyber warfare
  • Knowledge of quality of service issues for data transport via long haul networks to ensure operability requirements are met for providing the required ISR Enterprise data exchange
  • Create new systems architectures, interface specifications, interface testing, creating net-ready and net-centric capabilities, and generate DoD Architecture Framework products
  • Review and analyze interoperability requirements and shall review, develop and evaluate resultant specifications and Internal and External Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
  • Support system security certification and accreditation activities and airworthiness certification activities as they pertain to interoperability issues
  • Plan and prepare contract documents and support the Government in contract definitizations related to new ground segment capabilities and air vehicle interfaces on ISR & SOF systems
  • Support regular information exchanges between stakeholders and external users in the system architectures to resolve interoperability issues
  • Perform technical studies to include, but not limited to, performance, effectiveness, cost performance, life-cycle cost, reliability, maintainability, and supportability
  • Perform risk assessments and develop mitigation plans


Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

  • Must possess an active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Masterís degree
    • Eight (8) years of additional work experience may be substituted for a Masterís degree; OR,
    • Four (4) years of additional work experience plus a Bachelorís degree may be substituted for a Masterís degree
  • Ten (10) yearsí experience
  • Five (5) years of any Seniorís experience must have been performed on DoD programs/projects
  • Ten (10) yearsí experience


  • Graduate degree in related field
  • Experience with remotely piloted air vehicles
  • Experience with UAV ground control systems
  • Experience with UAV communications systems
  • Major Defense Acquisition Program experience
  • Air Force program office experience
  • Experience in the application of Risk Management Framework to Air force Platform Information systems

WORK LOCATION: Wright-Patterson, OH


KEY WORDS: UAVs, RPVs, Global Hawk, Predator, Reaper, EQ/RQ-4, Triton, Risk Management, DAES, Milestone Support, ASAA (Airborne Sense and Avoid), CNS, International Business, Communication Systems, Avionics, Ground Control Systems, ISR Sensors, Network Systems


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